May 17 & 18, 2014
NOMAD: The Blue Road was a site-specific ritual performance that followed the (now mostly) underground path of Strawberry Creek in Berkeley. The guided walk began at the base of UC Berkeley campus (Center/Oxford Street entrance), passed through Center Street and ended at Strawberry Creek Park with live performances by renowned environmental artists along the way.
In response to the California drought and current water crisis around the world, NOMAD invited the audience to walk in remembrance of our often forgotten vital relationship to water. The event was also held in continued support of the current international movement to "daylight" (bring back) creeks in urban places.
DANCE MONKS (Rodrigo Esteva, Sebastian Esteva & Mirah Moriarty), NAKA Dance Theater (Jose Navarrete, Debby Kajiyama and Kevin O’Connor), PURI Project (Dohee Lee & Adria Otte), Jennifer Curtis and Pauchi Sasaki.
International Guest Dancers:
Cristina Lopez, Veronica Santiago, and Manuel Fajardo
Marielle Amrhein, Wei-Shan Lai, Christine Beggs, Sophie Stanley, Erica Weems, Utam Moses, Ruth Kaplan, Kiplinn Sagmiller, Victoria Ayres, Todd Brown and Melanie Cutchon.
Musicians: Dohee Lee, Pauchi Sasaki, Jennifer Curtis and Adria Otte.
Special thanks to The Open Circle Foundation
Video by Loren R. Robertson Productions - lorenrrobertson.com